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WEIGHT GAIN IN LUNG TRANSPLANTATION PATIENTS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC IN CROATIA

Feđa Džubur ; Clinic for Respiratory Disease Jordanovac, University Hospital Center Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia ; University of Zagreb School of Medicine, Zagreb, Croatia
Latinka Basara ; Clinic for Respiratory Disease Jordanovac, University Hospital Center Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
Goran Glodić ; Clinic for Respiratory Disease Jordanovac, University Hospital Center Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
Ana Hećimović ; Clinic for Respiratory Disease Jordanovac, University Hospital Center Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
Marko Jakopović ; Clinic for Respiratory Disease Jordanovac, University Hospital Center Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia ; University of Zagreb School of Medicine, Zagreb, Croatia
Mateja Janković ; Clinic for Respiratory Disease Jordanovac, University Hospital Center Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia ; University of Zagreb School of Medicine, Zagreb, Croatia
Jelana Knežević ; Ruđer Bošković Institute, Zagreb,Croatia
Gordana Pavliša ; Clinic for Respiratory Disease Jordanovac, University Hospital Center Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia ; University of Zagreb School of Medicine, Zagreb, Croatia
Tomislav Šklebar ; Clinic for Respiratory Disease Jordanovac, University Hospital Center Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
Andrea Vukić Dugac ; Clinic for Respiratory Disease Jordanovac, University Hospital Center Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia ;University of Zagreb School of Medicine, Zagreb, Croatia
Miroslav Samaržija ; Clinic for Respiratory Disease Jordanovac, University Hospital Center Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia ; University of Zagreb School of Medicine, Zagreb, Croatia


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Abstract

Background: To determine the effect of lockdown measures on lung transplant patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Subjects and methods: We collected data from Croatian lung transplant patients before and after the lockdown and analyzed
changes in weight, BMI, lung function and blood lipid status.
Results: An average increase of 3.74 kg (+4.92%) body weight during the 4 month lockdown period was observed. Lung function
values and blood lipid status remained stable.
Conclusion: Such weight gain could have detrimental effects on the morbidity and mortality of lung transplant patients. Further
follow up is needed to determine the long term impacts of this observation.

Keywords

lung transplantation; COVID-19; obesity

Hrčak ID:

267264

URI

https://hrcak.srce.hr/267264

Publication date:

4.10.2021.

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